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Backyard Birds


with Alan Audet

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Alan, president of the Poland Trail Committee, as he shares information about the birds we typically see in our Maine backyards. From types of food to placement of feeders, get some tips for what you can do or offer to attract different kinds of birds to your backyard! 

Photo courtesy of Tamra Wight.

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Cyber Safety


with Eric Lammers, Krack Media

Calendar Mar 21, 2024 at 6 pm

You don’t know what you don’t know – and when it comes to cyber safety, that’s not a good thing! Do you use the same password for everything? Do you click on all the links and attachments that are sent to your email? Do you use public Wi-Fi? Assess your cyber hygiene by learning what you may be doing - or not doing! - to put your personal information at risk. 

Babysitter Certification


with Grace Pelletier

Calendar Mar 23, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

For youth ages 11-15 who want to become responsible babysitters! This course is taught by a certified EMT-I, 911 Dispatcher and mom. The goal is to provide youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent accidents and respond to emergencies while supervising younger children. They will learn basic care, child safety and first aid skills as well as receive CPR training! Participants will receive a take-home babysitter manual, a CPR manual and a course completion card at the end of the class. Pre-registration is required in order for the instructor to be prepared with enough materials. Participants should bring a snack and water bottle. 

Don't wait to register - this one will fill up fast! 


Photo by Bing Image Creator.

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Home Alone


with Melanie Sparks

Calendar Mar 23, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Designed by an experienced educator and Red Cross Trainer, this popular favorite teaches 8-11 year-olds the fundamentals of staying home alone for short periods of time. Through puzzles, games and activities, students learn what they need to know in case a problem arises, such as parent and neighbor contact information, as well as when to call 911, safe and unsafe “home alone” activities, and what to do if there is a fire or other emergency. Course includes a take home booklet for each child to share with parents, and a certificate of completion. Registration: $30. 

Please register early to ensure we have enough participants to run the class.

Adulting 101 - Money Starts


with Steve Kautz

Calendar Apr 3, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Adulting is tough. Finances can be one of the trickiest parts of adulthood. Whether you’ve been Adulting for decades or are just getting started, banking basics, spending plans, credit scores and useful tools and apps are available to make it a little easier. Join Steve from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour VIRTUAL money basics workshop!  Registration: Free, but you must pre-register to receive the link to join.

Houseplant Basics


with Amy Hatch

Calendar Apr 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

With April comes the anticipation of Spring! Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Maybe they need more sunlight, more water - or LESS! Our plant-loving friend, Amy, will share tips on caring for your houseplants or choosing plants that would be a good fit for your space. She is a plant lover with a green thumb - known to even sprout plants from produce in her fridge or pantry! The basics of watering, feeding, potting, sunlight and placement will all be covered. Bring your questions!

Photo credit: Amy's sunroom

Adulting 102 - Money Grows


with Steve Kautz

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 6:30 pm

So, you're on a budget, managing a bank account, and wondering about the next steps in your financial journey.  In Adulting 102, we will look at the differences between saving and investing, and if you are ready to invest, how to get started.  Other topics will include protecting your assets (insurance), advanced budgeting, and understanding the role economics plays in our financial life.  Join Steve Kautz, Financial Education Programs Specialist from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour virtual workshop as you take the next steps into adulting.  FREE, but you must register to get the ZOOM link.

Estate and Long-Term Care Planning


with James Pross, Esq.

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm

The time to plan is now! Should you have a Power of Attorney? What should you consider when drafting a will, making gifts, or transferring assets? Sometimes our actions can have unintended consequences. Laws, regulations, and healthcare issues surrounding the elderly are complicated. Come learn the facts and what to consider as you plan for the future. Jim is an attorney from the Elder Law Offices of Kienitz & Pross, PA.

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